For many people, Christmas is the most memorable time of the year, and is it any wonder? We spend hours preparing for it, stocking up with all our favorite foods, putting up a Christmas tree, and, of course, buying and wrapping presents. But when should the buying of gifts begin? In a survey by Goldsmiths, the jewelers have revealed some interesting statistics about Christmas shopping and when to start. Here we explore the various options.
Thrifty and Super Organised
Everyone knows somebody who starts their Christmas shopping during the January sales, and while this may not be the most romantic strategy, it is thrifty and super organized. Presents can be picked up cheaply and then stored away until the festive season rolls around again.
However, it could be argued that by Christmas shopping this way, you run the risk of the presents being a little outdated or that it takes away from the fun of buying for Christmas and turns it into a post-Christmas blues bore.
Boozy Balls Cookies
One gift that can be given all year long is Boozy Balls Cookies, with 13 different flavors to choose from. You will be able to check a few people off your shopping list. My favorite is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bourbon and Blueberry Lemon Vodka. I enjoy placing a large order just before the holidays to take to parties and if I need a last-minute gift. I was impressed with the quality and taste of the cookies. The alcohol flavor was not overpowering. I have had my box open for a few days now, and they are still moist and fresh to eat.
Groove Life Belts and more
Give the gift that everyone uses, check Groove Life and their unique belt collection. With the “world’s baddest buckle,” a slim magnet design takes an average belt to the next level. The Groove belt is designed to have the perfect fit every time. If you know someone who is constantly gaining and losing a few pounds. The Groove belt is the ideal belt for them. A no-hole buckle design allows it to be adjusted without adding new holes or wear and tear like your current belt. With over 80 stylish belts to choose from, you will even find one to support your favorite NFL team. My wife loves mine so much I had to buy one for her. When looking for a belt, look at their large selection of rings for men and women. This Christmas, give your wife a set of stackable rings to add some color and style to your lady’s hand. You can even get one for yourself.
Black Friday is the name given to an American tradition that has been adopted around the world. On Black Friday, which is usually the day after the American Thanksgiving holiday, retailers run promotions and sales in the hope to kick start the Christmas shopping season.
As Black Friday is at the end of November, it offers an excellent opportunity for people to start buying Christmas presents. Festive cheer is creeping its way in by the end of November, and the chance to save some pennies can be tempting.
Last Minute Dot Com
No matter how organized they intend to be, some will leave their Christmas shopping till the very last minute. Going out on Christmas Eve, when all of the decorations are up, and people are finishing work for the holidays, can be rather lovely, wandering in and out of shops, stopping off for a glass of mulled wine or maybe something sparkly.
The way we do our Christmas shopping and start, like many other things in life, has a lot to do with the type of person and circumstances. Whether you are super organized or not doesn’t matter, because when it comes to giving Christmas presents, it’s the thought that counts.